March, 2008

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Technology Adoption Issues

Tony Karrer

I'm sure we can all relate to this

Burgers

Jay Cross

For years, New York seemed more foreign and intimidating than Paris, Munich, Washington, or other cities I knew. Worst of all were the prices.

3d -- A model for learning and improvement

Dave Gray

All learning and improvement begins with action -- with doing. For example, as a child you touch a hot stove.

Thoughts (OK Rant) on this Month’s Big Question

Tony O'Driscoll

A colleague of mine, Michael Carter, has a great rule. Then I see that Tony K and Karl brought this topic up as this month's Big Question. WAKE UP!

Harold Jarche » Reputation and Transparency

Harold Jarche

i've referred to my blogging as a permanent presence on the web and have encouraged would-be bloggers to first get a permanent domain name. my site is where anyone can find out most things about me, such as what i think, who i've worked

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Greetings from Geneva!

Dave Gray

Greetings from Geneva! originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. I'm in Geneva this week and next.

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Triangle OD Network Talk – The Demise of the Enterprise

Tony O'Driscoll

Last week I spoke at the Triangle OD Network's Annual Meeting. only had 20 minutes so I ended up, as I often do, going completely ad lib.

Value and Good

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Doug Johnson, Does the Intangible Have Value ? think that we should question the concept of 'having value' itself. This is a quantification of what otherwise might be called 'goods' in our society. Things can be 'good' without 'having value'. For example, I can have a peaceful thought right now. This is a good. It just *is* good.

Do You Sociate? » Heading to Chennai for a week

Jerry Michalski

April and I are off to Chennai to teach in an IDLO program on microfinance. No, I don't know much about microfinance (April does!), but I do know a bit about social media, so I'll be running a session in the program on that

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Fun Game or Serious Game

Tony Karrer

Does that make it a serious game? Maybe. You pretty much need to watch the video for a while to figure out what it is.

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Lessons of history

Jay Cross

Why do I hate RealNetworks? Let me count the ways. #1 You must provide a credit card number even though you’re welcome to drop out before charges begin. They’re hoping you’ll forget… #2 You can sign up online but you can’t sign out online. Sign up 24/7; sign off working hours only. And again. And Firefox began crashing.

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Harold Jarche » End of an era

Harold Jarche

the debate on the elimination of early french immersion will continue, but the nb liberal government has drawn a line in the sand and is moving ahead with its one-size-fits-all approach to fix its industrial school system

VizThink 08 sketch notes

Dave Gray

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Not All.

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My series on homeschooling will continue. But for now, this interruption. Dave Taylor, who is normally rational, writes : "all cars should not be black." It's part of a presentation where he's trying to encourage people to "Allow experiment & change." Fair enough. But does it have to be expressed in the form of a basic error of logic? Want more?

Google Apps vs. Sharepoint

Nancy White

I have been playing around with Google Apps over the last week as I was interested to see how they had finally integrated JotSpot into their suite of services. Despite some technical glitches with creating a site on the Google Sites service which is their integration of JotSpot, I am generally impressed.

Life is Mostly an Open Book Test

Tony Karrer

There has been wonderful discussion with a few folks around my post: Life is an Open Book Test. The most recent was a comment by Bill Brantley who generally agreed, but added: In Boy Scouts, I use to teach wilderness survival which required a lot of memorization. So, life can be an open book test or a closed book test depending on the situation.

Internet Time Blog » Platforms, not programs

Jay Cross

john hagel's keynote presentation at fastforward has a vital message for general managers. this high-quality video makes the case for shifting the basic business model from push to pull. the user revolution is in full sway

Harold Jarche » Protesting the Abolition of EFI

Harold Jarche

I'm heading off to Fredericton tomorrow to protest against the abolition of early French immersion (EFI) at the Provincial Legislature. I'll be joining hundreds of other concerned citizens to show our disagreement with this decision

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Lou Gerstner at MIT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leadership was the overriding objective of the graduate seminar I taught at MIT last Fall, - Technology-based Business Transformation , - which I will be teaching again in the Fall of 2008. In the course, we used Lou Gerstner's book " Who Says Elephants Can't Dance ", which all students read and we discussed extensively in class.

Do You Sociate? » Windows Mobile is one way Microsoft can’t innovate

Jerry Michalski

I'm not sure how many articles I've read over the years that not only say that Windows Mobile sucks, but detail the same reasons why: putting a tiny version of Windows on small screens is an idiotic idea, no matter how comfortable it's

Homeschooling, Abuse and Qualifications

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Dana Hanley 's post combines a mixture of misinterpretation and criticism in response to my recent video outlining my position on home schooling. In this post I respond to the first part her post, that dealing with abuse and qualifications. This post does not deal with the remaining four sections (content, accountability, resources, and equity).

Indicator of Valuable Content

Tony Karrer

I saw a post by Christy Tucker that pointed me to a feature in Diigo - their site community. It feels like a combination of del.icio.us and MyBlogLog. The nice part is that you can see it for every site - even if the site owner hasn't done anything. So, I was able to look at the eLearning Technology's Site Community.

Jay Appleseed

Jay Cross

Internet Time Blog is shifting its focus from learning to “getting things done in business.&# May a thousand flowers bloom. Take my iPod.

Harold Jarche » Protesting the Abolition of EFI

Harold Jarche

i'm heading off to fredericton tomorrow to protest against the abolition of early french immersion (efi) at the provincial legislature. i'll be joining hundreds of other concerned citizens to show our disagreement with this decision

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Be like the internet

Dave Gray

Presented at SXSW. View | Upload your own

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An Exciting New Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the beginning of March, I started to work with Citigroup as strategic advisor for innovation and technology. This is a part-time position, which I will take on while continuing my current activities with IBM, MIT and Imperial College. In addition, I wanted to continue my participation in various boards and committees. This is of course not new.

On Home Schooling

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

People did not agree with my comments on home schooling. In this video, I respond with my grounds for objecting to home schooling and describing what an appropriate alternative, community schooling, would look like

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Life is an Open Book Test

Tony Karrer

I just typed "Life is an Open Book Test" when I was working on part of my ASTD 2008 presentation. I did a quick search on this phrase and found only 52 occurrences. There doesn't appear to be a well known initial quote source. Or am I missing it? By the way, have I mentioned that I'm feeling really good about this presentation?

Helping customers learn

Jay Cross

Informed customers make informed decisions and end up much happier with their purchases. Self-service answers. Who’s doing a great job of this?

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Harold Jarche » Costs of open source and proprietary LCMS/LMS

Harold Jarche

david bahn at metropolitan state university of minnesota asked me last week if i had any information about implementation and maintenance costs of open source versus proprietary learning systems. referred him to edutools and

Do You Sociate? » An iPhone grumble grumble (ok, two)

Jerry Michalski

What happened to the nifty link between addresses in my Google Calendar and the Google Maps app on my iPhone? Once upon a time, I'd fill in the location data for an appointment on the Web. Then I'd look up the appointment on my

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Hello world!

Andy McAfee

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Silent Room Tone

Steven Berlin Johnson

i didn't actually get to see the now infamous mark zuckerberg interview yesterday at sxsw, but having read through about six thousand blog posts about it, i feel as though i've seen it. and, naturally, i have some thoughts about what

Infovore - Need for Information Filtering and Selection

Tony Karrer

Great WSJ article - Why We're Powerless To Resist Grazing On Endless Web Data (via Will Richardson ). The article looks at various information consumption behaviors: Coming across new and richly interpretable information triggers a chemical reaction that makes us feel good, which in turn causes us to seek out even more of it.